Sure everyone gave me a lot of advice on what are the basic stuff I needed to buy for my baby, and I've read a lot of internet write-ups made by different moms too, but then there were just some of these baby items that mostly I was talked out of purchasing but ended up worth buying for me.
A growing wooden crib
Firstly I love that its made of wood as quality wooden cribs are sturdy and will last you far the baby years. This kind of cot is an elegant and a classic sleep option for your child, and it can be configured in a number of unique ways. The system serves as a newborn bassinet, a baby crib, a toddler bed, a junior bed, a mini couch and/or two chairs, meaning, your child won't outgrow the system for years. So this is worth buying.
Here's Daniel exact wooden crib in color white, this crib arrived a little late so I was not able to max out my use of this as a newborn bassinet or option 1 as pictured above.
Ecomom UV Sterilizer
,I got to know about this amazing product way back through my best friend who was then pregnant and requested this specific UV sterilizer to be my baby shower gift for her, and of course, since I was not yet a mom then, I did find the price tag ridiculous but gave in to her request - can I say no to a preggo best friend!
Well the moment I found out I was pregnant and after reviewing this product, this was the very first item that I wanted to have, so in return, this was also the gift I specifically asked my best friend for my baby shower too - haha!
Ecomom is the first of its kind to sterilize and eliminate 99.9% of bacteria using UV-C light. Aside from the UV Sterilizing power, it has PTC heater fan to dry the items inside ECOMOM. It can sterilize, dry, and store items such as baby bottles, bottle nipples, pacifiers, breast pump parts, utensils, plates, and teething toys. It can even sterilize mobile phones, remote controls, stuffed toys, accessories, etc.
Its ability to eliminate harmful bacteria such as Escherichia Coli, Staphylococcus Aureus, Salmonella Typhimurium, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, has been validated by KCL Korea Conformity Laboratories.
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It was just perfect for the germaphobe mommy in me. It's not just as a UV sterilizer but also a dryer and a deodorizer in one! Moms can now efficiently and conveniently sanitize items without the risk of burns, the hassle of setting up or clean up. All items for baby, electronics and other personal stuff for sterilization can be organized and stored until you need them while 99.9% of bacteria are killed with the simple touch of a button.
So now that I'm a mom, do I still find the price for this ridiculous? Well, it is still way more expensive than other traditional sterilizers in the market but with my experience with ecomom for a year and five months now, I gotta say its worth every cent! Plus the design is so sleek (I got the black color) that it actually looks nice either placed on the nursery or on top of the kitchen counter.
Play area with fence
Tat and I initially argued if we should purchase this one. As per him Daniel already has his nursery and a space of his own, so this was already unnecessary but, after a few thoughts we obviously ended up getting this and it surprisingly turned out to be one of our worth it purchases for our baby.
Our house has two floors so this play area was placed on our first-floor living room, and it was so much safer to have Daniel inside this play area and not worrying that he'll come up the stairs anytime. Also since I purchased it with the mattress/foam, Daniel and I would usually take our afternoon naps inside here and even at times feed him here without the problem of cleaning spills or messes since the foam leatherette was so easy to clean just by wiping it.
I was breastfeeding my son until he was six months old and by the time we needed to switch to formula milk, we were gifted with this amazing baby gadget by Mom. Baby Brezza is basically like Keurig for babies! It saves you the time and the hassle of manually preparing baby's bottles.
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A Wooden High Chair
Just like the crib I mentioned above, a wooden growing high chair is one of those baby items that's definitely worth the purchase! Just look at that photo and see how this minimalist high chair transforms to something your child can grow with and just basically use it for life.
I had been going in and out of the store for at least a month thinking if I should go ahead and buy this. I even tried and sat on it myself and it really is sturdy but I just felt it was expensive for a high chair, so I decided to buy a white Ikea high chair since it was way cheaper and the fact that it looks nice on our kitchen - not those colorful flashy baby products that I dread at least :)
So what made me decide to buy this after getting an Ikea one already?
Well just after five months of using it, the Ikea plastic high chair just doesn't feel sturdy enough for my playful little boy and around this time, I found my small wooden chair which was given to me by my dad when I was only a year old and amazingly its still in one piece and even Daniel is currently using it. I did realize how wooden baby products can really last a lifetime so there I went and purchased this exact wooden high chair!
A Designer Diaper Bag
I know I might be getting judging minds out there but this purchase was a no brainer for me. Before you roll your eyes, maybe you'd like to know my valid reasons for this (wink!)
First of all, I'm not a brand whore but even before I didn't have a baby, I would once in a while reward myself and purchase a designer bag and with any bag purchases, I would really think hard and would save up for it. So when I found out I was pregnant, one of the first baby products I researched was a baby bag. For reasons that:
[A] I will be carrying this every single time I'm with my son, might as well buy something that will look nice each time.
[B] I want a baby bag that we can use until he's around five or six or probably even more, so I might as well purchase a bag that would last us that long right?
These were the top three designer bags I wanted. A Baby Dior bag - I'm a Dior lover and I would really want one but this certain canvas design is out of production already and the current one is way too stiff. The Louis Vuitton not in production too, so I was thinking of a Neverfull instead. I ended up buying the exact Gucci one because both the Dior and LV are way too girly, so what about at times Tat needs to carry the baby bag, and I also anyways ended up having a son so the Gucci one is just perfect!
Gucci diaper bags have quite a few designs to choose from, but I went with this one since the material is softer so it would be way easier to clean and it can expand a little when we need to stuff it a little more. Plus it won't look awkward when its Daddy carrying it!
Up to this day, I still love this bag and surely we would be using it for a long time.
Hermes Baby Blanket
Nope, this is not a necessary baby item obviously but this one of those crazy pregnant purchase I made - "I'm preggo and hormonal and this baby blanket is too cute!" but this actually ended up to be one great purchase for my son.
This baby blanket is made of wool and cashmere and perfect during cold nights and my son for some reason, likes his AC cold and would wake up in the middle of the night sweaty and irritated if I turn it even just a little lower. This baby blanket had been used by my son every night and just like some babies who need a security blanket, this ended up to be that for him- he cannot fall asleep without this blanket!
I realized this is the first and yes final designer blanket I would ever purchase for him, and yes he will be using it for many years to come too.